I had my first AstraZeneca jab nearly two weeks ago. While many young people are proudly declaring they have received their Pfizer jab, there are few AstraZeneca testimonials. That should change.
Last night’s sell-out Dreamtime game between Essendon and Richmond is proof that Mark McGowan needs to start pitching for a grand final in Perth.
Mark McGowan is used to being popular. He smashed it at the March election, consigning the Liberals to four more years in Opposition. But treasurers usually deliver some bad news on Budget day
I am ashamed to admit that I am one of millions of Australians who could be immunised against COVID-19 — but hasn’t. And the Federal and State governments need to shoulder some of the blame.
Today, on ANZAC Day, I remember a wonderful man who jumped on a boat in search of work – and found much more.
Thirteen months after Australia saw its first coronavirus death, a Hard Border remains the government’s Number 1 strategy to stop the virus coming from over the Nullarbor. Here’s why.
At a glimpse, it all looks champagne and chocolates for Mia Davies and her National Party colleagues. But with power, comes responsibility and I see grey clouds on the horizon for the WA Nationals.
Mark McGowan said a new attempt from the east to rob WA of valuable GST dollars was a major reason he had decided to take on the Treasury role, as well as his normal job as Premier.
Scott Morrison’s refusal to come to WA to support Zak Kirkup this election was disgraceful. But he’s not the only senior Liberal figurehead to leave the WA young gun out in the cold.
If you only get time to tune in for the result of one seat on election night, tune in for Dawesville, because it will tell the story of Saturday’s State election, writes Joe Spagnolo.
Landslide victory or not, political life will get harder for Mark McGowan. The expectations of the WA public will increase when COVID-19 doesn’t dominate our lives.
This the week has provided some enlightening insights into where both major political parties are at in terms of this election.
It’s early days yet, but so far, the signs aren’t good for the Opposition Leader and his struggling Liberals this election.
In just over two months, we go to the polls to decide whether Mark McGowan and Labor deserve a second term of government — and we deserve to know who we are voting in as the new treasurer.
We are almost at the end of 2020. As I sit here writing this column, I’m doing what many West Australians are doing right now — reflecting on the year that was and wondering what 2021 will bring.
What many of us want for Christmas is for the world to return to pre-COVID-19 days. That’s not going to happen, so maybe instead we should hope for one State border rule for everybody.
Any Cabinet tweak in Canberra this week involving WA Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds will have significant ramifications for WA.
Powerbroker Peter Collier’s recent public boast is haunting the cash-strapped WA Liberal Party which must now show courage and redefine itself.
Ben Wyatt’s imprint on WA politics will not be as a former Treasurer or a man once touted as a future Premier, but the example he has set the Indigenous children of this State, writes Joe Spagnolo.
We West Australians have lived a privileged life these past few months, looking on as other places around the world went into or remained in lockdown. But the time is right to end that separation.
Liza Harvey cannot do business with Pauline Hanson in the name of trying to win some extra votes at next year’s State election. It will backfire big-time, just as it did four years ago.
As Mark McGowan delivered the news on Friday that WA’s hard border would soon be no more, he appeared to channel Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz when she famously proclaimed: ‘There’s no place like home’.
With Liza Harvey on the nose with Scarborough voters and senior MPs conceding ‘spills do happen’, rumours have sparked the party could make a desperate play to rope in Julie Bishop to lead.
It is the little distractions that can derail a Budget presentation. And a Treasury footnote on the bottom of Page 9 of Budget Paper Number 3, almost derailed Ben Wyatt’s moment of glory.
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